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Customs Customs gone wrong

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by snoc653, Feb 25, 2024.

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  1. snoc653
    Joined: Dec 25, 2023
    Posts: 229

    from Iowa

    Even if it sounds good and the workmanship is decent, sometimes it just doesn’t work. I saw this at lunch today and while the work looked ok, there was something about it that just didn’t work. At least it didn’t work for my taste. Perhaps the owner loves it. To each their own.
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  2. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 12,612

    Bandit Billy

    Maybe he has a short garage?
  3. Some guys really hate 4 doors a little too much..
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  4. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 2,049

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    Nice pipes, Where do you sleep?

  5. Fitty Toomuch
    Joined: Jun 29, 2010
    Posts: 330

    Fitty Toomuch
    from WVa

    Clown cars, ruined.
    I think a member here has a ruined 55.
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  6. Karl Wescott
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 77

    Karl Wescott

    While not my thing, shortened tri-5 fordors were somewhat popular with the drag race crowd in the Pacific Northwest in the 1960's-1970's.
  7. I would like to know why shorties exist ?!?

    honestly , why ?

    The proportions are all off , it’s not a “Radical custom “. As most of them are “ restored. “ if I can use that term real loose !!

    not really sure I would call this a custom , just a bad idea .

    But again , why ?
  8. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 31,542

    Jalopy Joker

    other "customs gone wrong" are are cars with top completely chopped off and only have chopped windshield left - could not figure out how to chop complete roof correctly
  9. theres a 55 Chevy for sale local to me like this , the car looks very 90’s early 00’s with a lot of billet stuff on it , I think it was a 4 door originally , roof cut off parade style with a flat and straight windshield .
    Looks like the workman ship is good , but he’s asking big bucks for what I would call a silly car with a limited market .
  10. Instead of a "Nomad" let's just agree to shorten it to a "No"!

  11. A few years back there was a shortened tri five chevy at the Nashville Goodguys event. It had also been narrowed so that it looked like a 3/4 midget. I had a photo of it but can't find it.
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  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 19,479

    from oregon

    Any tri-five Chevy with a chopped top is wrong!
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  13. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 5,317


    Shorted VW buses look cool.....
  14. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 31,597

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    I may be biased but I think the A bros did a great job chopping this one
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  15. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,846


    Just don't post a photo of one. Don't ask me how I know.:cool:
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  16. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 31,597

    Staff Member

    yup, there are no VW's allowed on the Hamb, it is all spelled out in the rules for the site
  17. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,846


  18. I agree with chop top tri-fives look silly , there’s 2 for sale here locally . Issue I find is most guys go for an “ extreme chop “ and the proportions are all off .

    @Moriarity the chop works so well on your car as it was done “ right “ as you say . Almost can’t tell it’s chopped , the car is clean and classy and while your eye ( my eye anyways ) is drawn to the front and rear treatments , the chop goes almost unnoticed , it simply adds to the car without being a focal point .
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  19. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 19,479

    from oregon

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  20. Sky Six
    Joined: Mar 15, 2018
    Posts: 9,941

    Sky Six
    from Arizona

    In my opinion, thus is the most beautiful custom of pretty much all time. The roof is done so well, and the rear is so well done and matches the car as far as being symmetrical. The color is not common but it matches the car. It has class and style.
    Now this is where I may get banned but the Aztec is just gaudy and went to far.
  21. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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  22. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 4,168


    Do what ever trips your trigger with your car, I don't have to like it, its not my car.
    Someone else will like it (most likely), so don't worry about what the others think or say.

    There is room in the car world for everything. Even chopped cars and ugly customs! :p :D
  23. JD Miller
    Joined: Nov 12, 2011
    Posts: 2,266

    JD Miller

  24. spanners
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 2,127


    Now 34Larry, your therapist told you not to hold back. Express how you really feel. :D
  25. Put a straight axle under it, some cheater slicks and some go fast stickers on it.

    you guys would love it
  26. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 9,231


    When I was a kid there was a 56 Ford 4dr shortened and they left the roof off. It looked a LOT like a 56 Thunderbird. It looked real good, made me think of a fun car for college kids.
  27. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 9,707


    Talking shit about a fellow HAMB member's car? Even going so far as to post a picture so you can all laugh at it?
    Clown car? Ruined?
    Even a moderator joining in.
    You guys don't care that you might make somebody feel pretty bad?
  28. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 7,479

    Staff Member

    Every one has an opinion and and yea even a Moderator.

    It wasn’t my cup of tea. But I deleted my opinion so I wouldn’t make anyone feel bad.

    I should have just sent Bill a PM as he’s a buddy.

    Thanks for the call out.
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